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Gosport's 21-gun salute for Her Majesty
10:50am Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
A GUNFIRE salute will be made to mark the anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.
Naval personnel will today carry out a 21-gun salute in Gosport to mark 61 years since a young 25-year-old princess became Queen Elizabeth II, following the death of her father King George VI.
This follows a series of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last year.
The salute takes place from a 19th century portable gun at Fort Blockhouse, in Haslar Road, which will be positioned at the entrance to the harbour.